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Nevada: The Tea Party Takes on Harry Reid, but from the Wrong Angle

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Abstract

On election day, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was reelected by a margin of 50 percent to 45 percent over challenger Sharon Angle. This race was among the most contentious and most acrimonious in the nations, in an election cycle characterized by a high level of partisan rancor. Senator Reid was a major target of the national Republican Party and was vilified as part of a liberal troika of “Obama-Pelosi-Reid” by conservative commentators. Reid’s reelection to a fourth Senate term can be regarded as something of an upset, since he was widely considered quite vulnerable.

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American Politics | Political Science

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